Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Mae West: Carrot Cake

Los Angeles, 1973, and DJ Tony Prince is granted an audience with screen legend MAE WEST. This is Part 1 of three segments.
• • "The afternoon Mae West dazzled us with her wit over carrot cake and tea" • •
• • Tony Prince wrote:   When I was DJ on the pirate ship Radio Caroline, I was made president of the Elvis Presley fan club. In 1972, the club took 200 fans to Las Vegas to see the King. Colonel Tom Parker invited 11 of us down to the dressing room and suddenly there Elvis was, leaning against the wall. He had a black suit on, and the first thing that hit you was how handsome the guy was. He came over and was very polite, and I started to interview him for my show, asking him some dumb questions, like: “Are you going to do any more rock’n’roll?”
• • Tony Prince continued:  The following year I went back, taking my programme director Ken Evans with me. Elvis Presley was one of the few stars Ken had never met. To return the favour, when we arrived in Los Angeles, he took my wife Christine and I to spend an afternoon with Mae West.  ...
• • Tony Prince's article will continue tomorrow with Part 2.
• • Source:  The Guardian [London]; published on Sunday, 4 December 2016.
• • On Sunday, 21 December 1969 • •
• • "Too Much of a Good Thing Can Be Wonderful" ran the headline of a lengthy piece on Mae West in the L.A. Times's Sunday magazine section called West.  It was published on 21 December 1969 and quoted her tips on staying youthful and living a happy life.
• • On Wednesday, 21 December 1994 in London • •
• • Christie's held a "Film and Entertainment" mid-week auction in London on Wednesday, 21 December 1994.
• • Among the rare items were five photos of Mae West as part of "Lot Description: Film Stars."
• • Overheard in Hollywood • •
• • Mae West is her hilarious self in 'Go West Young Man' — as the title indicates.
• • In Her Own Words • •
• • Mae West said:  "'Come up and see me some time' — — you know what? I never said that."
• • Quote, Unquote • •
• • An Australian paper mentioned Mae West.
• • The second announcement came from actress Virginia Cherrill, whom Charles Chaplin called the "world's most beauteous blonde."  
• • Cherrill is apparently planning a bedside marriage to Cary Grant, leading man for Mae West, who is in a London nursing home, following an operation.  ...
• • Source: Item in The Daily News [Perth]; published on  Tuesday, 19 December 1933
• • Note: Virginia Cherrill [12 April  1908 — 14 November 1996] was an American actress best known for her role as the blind flower girl in Charlie Chaplin's "City Lights" (1931). Her second husband was Cary Grant. The marriage lasted about one year.

• • The Mae West Blog celebrates its 12th anniversary • •  
• • Thank you for reading, sending questions, and posting comments during these past eleven years. The other day we entertained 3,497 visitors. And we reached a milestone recently when we completed 3,500 blog posts. Wow! 
• • By the Numbers • •
• • The Mae West Blog was started ten years ago in July 2004. You are reading the 3600th
blog post. Unlike many blogs, which draw upon reprinted content from a newspaper or a
magazine and/ or summaries, links, or photos, the mainstay of this blog is its fresh material
focused on the life and career of Mae West, herself an American original.

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